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Our Most Popular Vest is Also Our Favorite
Our founder and occupational therapist Aviva couldn’t find a weighted compression vest for kids, so she designed her own. This vest was our first Fun and Function product and it’s still one of our top sellers. Kids, parents, teachers and therapists love this vest because it’s comfy, easy to use and and helps kids quickly calm and focus.
The vest is like a big wearable hug that provides steady proprioceptive input (body awareness) with deep pressure and balanced weight. The effect is so gentle, calming and reassuring, kids even ask to wear it.
- Lightning-fast to put on, take off and adjust by adding or removing weight
- For kids and adults on the autism spectrum and those with hyperactivity or sensory processing disorder
- Use it any time you need extra focus or to satisfy the wiggles
- Made by Fun and Function
- Includes weights (see details tab)
- Age 18 months - Adult
Vests include two 1/2 lb. weights and four 1/4 lb. weights for a total of 2 lbs. of weights. Additional weights sold separately (see accessories tab). Adult supervision required.Download Guidelines for Safe Use
- Made of mesh and comfy neoprene that provides extra stretch and compression
- Easy-on, hook and loop closures on sides and shoulders
- X-Small vest holds up to 4 lbs., Small vest holds up to 5 lbs., Medium vest holds up to 9 lbs. Ask your occupational therapist about weights and wear times for best results. Weights should be carefully and gradually adjusted for each person's needs. (5% of total body weight is a common standard. The total should never exceed 10-15% of total body weight.)
- Remove weights before washing.
- Machine wash. Hang dry.
Great Big Hug!The vest is like a great big hug and helps to calm down her overactive sensory system. It helps her with sensory stimulus, as well as attention span. CathyRead MoreWeighted Compression Vest with Dolphin GraphicMy daughter has this vest (minus the picture), and it has worked so well for her! The velcro allows it to be adjustable and comfortable. It's great that the weights are spaced out within the body of the vest to allow for even pressure. We have seen such great improvement in areas that are challenging for her.Read MoreLove the Dolphin Vest!I love the dolphin vest. Got it for my daughter and she loves wearing her. It gives her the hug she craves and i can see that she feels more 'grounded' when she wears it. I'm very impressed with how well it's made - it's extremely durable. I highly recommend it!!Read More
Answered QuestionsOur 5 almost 6 year old measures 29 inches under his arms. Would you recommend small or medium? ... he seems to be right in the middle.
Thanks!When are the best times for a student to wear the vest, prior to a challenging task, during transitions or during
Instruction times, or 1:1 times working?
Maximum time to wear per school day?My 3 year old can't sit still. He also have a hard time transitioning. Can I use this vest on him with and without weights?Joanna luka / Dec 5, 2016The best would be to look at our size chart to get the proper size: https://funandfunction.com/size-charts/weighted-compression-vestsAdina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Dec 5, 2016Priscilla Velasquez / Jun 22, 2016We have a blue size chart link in the middle of the product page for each of our vests. The size chart can help you measure to know what size would fit best. For the Denim Weighted Vest, see this chart https://funandfunction.com/size-charts/weighted-denim-vestAdina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Jun 23, 2016Kaitlin / Jun 3, 2016What kind of fabric is used? I see it is machine washable, so it's safe to wash with Other clothes or needs to be washed alone?Michelle Gomez / May 9, 2016Yes, we do. Here is the link to the size chart: https://funandfunction.com/weighted-compression-vest.htmlAdina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / May 10, 2016Do you ship to Canada and my son is 4 would I get the Small or XS? I just don't want him to outgrow it too soon.Viviana Marinacci / Apr 6, 2016We ship most of our items,including the Weighted Compression Vest, to Canada with a shipping cost. (Items with a 'calculate shipping' icon next to them can't be shipped internationally.) For the sizing, The XS vest is for ages 2-5, but it is still recommended to use the size chart to get the correct fit for your child. It's important for the vest to last for a while, but you still want to make sure it fits well now so he can get the maximum benefit from the vest. See the size chart: https://funandfunction.com/size-charts/weighted-compression-vestsAdina Kuhnreich, Customer Service / Apr 6, 2016